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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 06:00 PM
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76 power wagon..t-case issues

would putting a full-time 4wd truck on a single axle dyno and testing it at 15 and 25 mph put enough strain on the transfer case and/or driveline to cause damage? its a limited slip t-case, and i took it to get a smog check. i told the guys not to put it on the dyno, and i left until they were done and came back to find that they had completely ignored me. the t-case was pretty hot, so i took it easy on the way home. 4 days later, i took it on the freeway for the first time since the smog test. i got about 2 miles and the front driveshaft snapped when i hit a bridge on the freeway...it kinda lurched forward and then the driveshaft started thumping on the floor. its supposed to be able to move when you lock the t-case, but even that doesn't work now, it just pops out when i press the gas or brakes...so can anyone give me an answer or maybe explain what happened inside my t-case?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 08:06 PM
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It sounds like the differental inside the transfercase broke
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 08:53 AM
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yup they blew your t-case up / they should have taken the front shaft out and put the t-case in HI-lok / l,d make them pay for it
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 01:33 PM
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Hi, it sounds like they blew the differential in the transfer case.
there is NO excuse for that especially since you told them NOT To.
also the full time four wheel drive vehicles are EXEMPT from the dyno test. they are supposed to be tested with the old non-dyno test.(in neutral or park, low and high rpm-no load) that shop should be liable for your repair cost.
are you in Ca. or have they started doing the dyno smog test in other states?
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they dyno in MASS also
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wow I see the board has gone through another cycle in life.

Glad I stopped by and checked on things- was fixing to have mine inspected in about 3 wks.

Been parked 4 yrs, starting the rahab now...

Wonder what they are gonna do here-

Hmm looks like I need to ask that question.

GL on getting your rig sorted, and the People/Inspection place to pay for damages.

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Make them pay to fix it...

Who says a 360 can't spin all 4-60" terra tires?
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2007, 03:13 PM
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Yep....those a**holes blew up your transfer case. They are actually lucky that it didn't take off across their shop. I'd think that with all the new full-time sport utilities out now that they would have a clue...guess not. They should be liable for fixing your truck, but it will probably be a fight to get it to happen. Honestly, you're lucky that you were not hurt when it came apart. Losing a drive shaft like that is serious business.

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well the deal is done, and i got the shop to pay for a new tranny/t-case...problem is i cant smog it now cause it wont pass the high-speed idle test, so if anyone's got a vin plate from and old 70-75 dodge truck, ill pay you for the plate or the truck or ill pay to swap the VINs, whatever, i just need to get it registered as a pre-smog truck....any help appreciated, thanks.
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